Hello, my company is currently looking for a way to setup photocopying to a remote printer/photocopier but we are not sure if this can be done.
We are currently sending faxes from one office to another. Due to the volume of faxes that we send and a limited number of fax lines, this process is very time consuming. Faxes can sometimes take over an hour to send if there is a large amount of fax jobs built up in our fax server.
Instead of sending faxes from one office to another, would it be possible instead to reconfigure the our photocopiers to scan the document and have it automatically print to another location?
We currently utilize 3635 Phasers and 5755 Work Centers in both locations.
The end goal is to scan a paper document from one location, and have it automatically print at another location.
There is a way. If you have 5755 in both locations, you can activate the internet fax.
How it works:
- each printer need to have an email account created
- One printer scan the document
- Send the doc as a email to a SMTP. The destination is the other printer email address
- The destination printer then is configured to get emails from POP3 server time to time
- If the printers detects an email, it will print the attached doc.
In theory is like sending an email from one person to the other. The difference is that instead of persons with PC, are printers and the destination printer will print the doc automatically.
There is only a problem, I think the PH3635MFP doesn't have this feature , so you only can do it between WC57xx.
To configure both printers, go here and do a search for "internet fax"
Hope this helps
Hi Rui, thank you for the suggestion.
I found the function on our WC 5755. We would only need to be able to receive these internet faxes on the 5755 so I believe our PH3635's should still be able to send, so long as they are sent to the correct email that the 5755 is configured for.
The documents we transfer contains sensitive information, so we would like to be sure that this method of transmission can be secured. Does the WC 5755 have the ability to use SSL when downloading these email messages using POP3?
Hi, Sorry the delay. I never tried but may be possible. Please create a certificate on the printer and then change the POP3 port settings to 995.
I don't know if it will work. But you can give a try.